Is plastic packaging actually recyclable?

Is plastic packaging actually recyclable?

Though many plastics are capable of being recycled, most of them never get to be recycled. Here is a guide on how to choose your beauty products wisely.

One of the biggest concerns in the beauty industry is all those bottles, jars and tubes that we accumulate and end up in our trash cans.

Many brands claim that they are sustainable, but are they? The term “sustainable” is actually quite ambiguous. Let’s shed some light:

What is recyclable?

What is recyclable?

Though many plastics are capable of being recycled, they never get recycled, even if you clean them and place them in the correct place. Only 9 percent of all the plastic ever produced was actually reused. So do away with plastic, please.

What is biodegradable?

Biodegradable materials are capable of being decomposed by living organisms such as bacteria –though mind you, there is no specific time limit.

What is compostable?

Is plastic packaging actually recyclable?

Compostable materials can break down in a composter at home in around 3 months –leaving no toxic residue.

The most important is to do your research and choose brands that actually commit to the environment.

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